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May 10, 2016

Complete Drainage Solution for the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital from Saint Gobain PAM

 Saint Gobain PAM is supplying a complete above ground sanitary soil and internal rainwater drainage system for the new £429 million Royal Liverpool University hospital in Liverpool.

 The new purpose built hospital will have 23 wards with 646 single bedrooms and 18 operating theatres.  Each patient will have a single bedroom with ensuite facilities making it the largest all single room hospital in England and Wales when it is completed.

 Says Malcolm Atherton, Public Health Design Engineer at Hoare Lea, Manchester:  “We prefer using Saint Gobain PAM’s cast iron Ensign Soil system because of its superior acoustic performance and fire safety when compared to other pipe materials, especially in a hospital environment.  Patient comfort and safety are both top priorities for hospitals.

 “It is also durable and designed to last the lifetime of the hospital with minimal maintenance and is resistant to any possible damage whether accidental or deliberate.”

 In addition to the Ensign Soil drainage system, the company is also supplying products from its new Vortx range including plant gullies, shower drains and roof outlets, ductile iron pipe-fittings for the pump drainage systems and grip collars which are fitted to ductile iron couplings to provide higher-pressure drainage applications for sensitive drainage areas.

 Says Richard Smith, sales engineer for Saint Gobain PAM:  “We have a wider range of products and fittings than other suppliers which for an application as diverse as this is vital.  As a UK manufacturer we can also meet the project’s supply needs and deal with any unusual specifications promptly.

 “An example of this is with the shower drains for level 4 of the building, which had to be supplied with various different spigot lengths already fitted to them, in order to speed up installation time.  These spigots could be up to 2.8 metres in length as they had to pass through a concrete beams of different depths and then simply push straight into the connection below.”

 The new hospital is due to be completed in 2017 and the main contractor for the build is Carillion.


10 June 2015

Saint-Gobain PAM UK extends VortX roof drainage range

 Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company Saint-Gobain, has extended its range of cast iron, VortX roof outlets with the launch of a new 150mm vertical body unit.

 Designed in accordance with BS EN 1253, the new, BSP threaded outlet has a compact vertical body and is available with both a flat and domical grating, with the domical version achieving a flow rate of 14.5 litres per second – making it one of the highest performing cast iron roof outlets on the market. Connections to 160 OD pipework are made using a cast iron spigot adaptor.

 Commenting on the launch, Mike Rawlings, Marketing Manager – Soil, Drain & Rainwater at Saint-Gobain PAM UK said:

 “The high flow rate and compact body design of the new 150mm outlet offers space saving benefits to the customer, and potentially means fewer outlets are required to remove water from flat roof structures.

 “Also new to the range is a stainless steel gravel guard to suit the vertical roof outlets.”

 The rest of the VortX roof range includes a 100mm vertical outlet as well as balcony outlets with flat and notched gratings, along with two-way outlets, clamping rings and raising pieces. All bodies are available as spigot and BSP versions, allowing connection to cast iron, PVC and other materials.

 To ensure durability, all of the flat gratings in the range are sherardised, which provides a hard wearing and anti-corrosive finish. Cast iron domical gratings, clamping rings and raising pieces in the range are supplied black epoxy coated.

 In addition, cast iron roof outlet bodies are supplied in a grey epoxy coating used for EN877 pipework, performing to high standards of adhesion, chemical resistance and temperature cycling.

 Cast iron has a proven track record for its longevity over the lifetime of the building. Manufactured from up to 97% recycled content, end of life cast iron products are also 100% recyclable, and can therefore be returned to the furnace to make new cast iron products.

 Rawlings continues:“The VortX range is the result of a continuous development programme that offers installers everything they need to do the job, without complicated selecting procedures.

 “As all of the outlets in the range are made from cast iron, they offer robust, long lasting solutions for most construction market applications. We’ll be adding more products to the VortX range throughout 2015.”

 For more information on the new range of VortX roof outlets, visit www.pam-vortx.co.uk.

 

8 July 2014

Saint-Gobain PAM UK launches new range of cast iron shower drain kits

 

Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company Saint-Gobain, has launched a new range of complete cast iron shower drain kits, adding to its innovative range of VortX drainage products.

 Supplied boxed, each kit features a VortX shower drain body, bottle trap and stainless steel grating, which is available in a standard finish, or can be polished to order.

 The shower drain bodies are manufactured in cast iron and are grey epoxy coated. The shower gullies are available in 110mm OD vertical spigot and 60mm OD vertical and horizontal spigot options.

 The VortX bottle trap is removable and incorporates a twist lock fitting of dip tube and cup. Manufactured in ABS for high chemical resistance, the bottle trap features a fastening operation that is both simplified and robust.

 Each shower drain can be connected to any pipework material with a 110mm and 60mm OD.

 There are four grating options available; a 150 circular grating for vinyl floors, a 150 circular decorative grating for vinyl floors, a 150 square grating for tiled floors and a 150 square decorative grating for tiled floors.

Commenting on the launch, Mike Rawlings, Marketing Manager – Soil, Drain & Rainwater at Saint-Gobain PAM UK said:

“This launch ensures installers have everything they need to do the job in one, handy shower drain kit, without having to go through complicated selecting procedures.

 “Cast iron has a proven track record for its longevity over the lifetime of the building. Manufactured from up to 97% recycled content, end of life cast iron products are also 100% recyclable, and can therefore be returned to the furnace to make new cast iron products.”

 For more information on the new range of VortX shower drain kits, visit www.pam-vortx.co.uk


June 2014

Saint-Gobain PAM UK launches new range of VortX roof drainage outlets

Saint-Gobain PAM UK, part of international materials company Saint-Gobain, has launched a new range of cast iron roof outlets, adding to its innovative range of VortX drainage products.

 Advances in architectural design and materials have transformed the use of roofs in recent years. The launch of the first phase of Saint-Gobain PAM UK’s roof outlet range allows designers to make greater use of the building roof space.

 Designed in accordance with BS EN 1253 and meeting all flow rate requirements, the new range includes 100mm compact vertical bodies with flat and domical gratings, as well as balcony outlets with flat and notched gratings and two-way outlets and clamping rings. All bodies are available as spigot and BSP versions.

 To ensure durability, all of the clamps and gratings in the range are sherardised, which provides a hard wearing and anti-corrosive finish. In addition, bodies are supplied in a grey epoxy coating used for EN877 pipework, performing to high standards of adhesion, chemical resistance and temperature cycling.

 Cast iron has a proven track record for its longevity over the lifetime of the building. Manufactured from up to 97% recycled content, end of life cast iron products are also 100% recyclable, and can therefore be returned to the furnace to make new cast iron products.

 Commenting on the launch, Mike Rawlings, Marketing Manager – Soil, Drain & Rainwater at Saint-Gobain PAM UK said:

 “The introduction of roof outlets adds to the innovative VortX floor drain range. VortX is the result of a continuous development programme to offer installers everything they need to do the job, without complicated selecting procedures.

 “Flexible with a range of adaptors, the VortX range will connect to any pipework material. This is the next phase of our VortX product development, with more roof outlets set to be added to the range in the coming months.”

 For more information on the new range of VortX roof outlets, visit www.pam-vortx.co.uk to request a brochure.

 

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